Catherine (alternative rock band)

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This article is about the alternative rock band. For the metalcore band, see Catherine (metalcore band).
Catherine
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rock, post-grunge, indie rock, shoegazing
Years active 1985–1998, 2011
2007–present (as Bugglette)
Labels Limited Potential
TVT
Scratchie Records
Associated acts Starchildren
Past members Mark Rew
Kerry Brown
Keith Brown
Neil Jendon
Jerome Brown
Scott Evers
Todd Tatnall
Cliff Fox
D'arcy Wretzky

Catherine was an alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois that was active from 1985 to 1998. They were signed to TVT Records.[1]

Breakup[edit]

In 1997, Catherine toured the US and Europe, opening for bands like Garbage and the Lemonheads in the US, and playing several large festivals in Europe, including Reading (UK), Bizarre (Cologne), and Rocknacht (Leuven).

After their 1997 tour, the band began recording a new LP in the studio they built in a remodeled barn outside Watervliet, Michigan. Meanwhile, TVT Records would not return the band's phone calls. Opting out of their contract, Catherine was unable to secure a contract with another label. Although a total of 13 songs were written and recorded, none of the songs from those sessions were ever released, although at least one, "Flight 518" was re-recorded in a later project by Rew. The original "My Friend the Snake" sessions have only been heard by a few friends and fans of the band. Discouraged by the lack of progress in securing a new contract, Evers and Tatnall left the band, followed by Keith Brown. Rew and Jendon reconvened in 2007 and currently play a couple of the 'lost' Catherine songs in the Chicago-based band "Bugglette", and independently released a new album, "Shame On You, Shanga Flowerdell" in late 2008

After a break from music, Jendon was a member of Zelienople for 3 years and appeared on several of their albums. In addition to playing with Bugglette, he is currently performing and recording electronic music under his own name. His first solo CD, "Invisibility", was released on BloodLust! in late 2008.

Reunion[edit]

Catherine reunited to play 2 songs during the encore of the Smashing Pumpkins show at the Riviera Theatre, in Chicago, IL on October 14, 2011 for the first time since their break up in 1998. The band is expected to play a show in Chicago in the near future, but could not confirm when.

Music videos[edit]

  • Idiot (1994)[2]
  • It's No Lie (1994)
  • Songs About Girls (1994)[2]
  • Saint (1995)[2]
  • Four-Leaf Clover (1996)[2]
  • Whisper (1996)[2]

Discography[edit]

Date of Release Title Label
1991 Sparkle/Charmed Limited Potential
1993 Sleepy March Records (Re-released on TVT in 1994)
1994 Sorry! TVT
1996 Hot Saki & Bedtime Stories TVT

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bekkala, Steve (2002-02-04). "Catherine". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Catherine Music Videos on Yahoo Music accessed 03/13/09